Draft Scouting Report

Rating: 70.26 (Chance to start)

Pro Comparison: Case Keenum

Strengths:

Eleby set career highs in touchdowns (23) in '21 and he shows off a good arm and a quick release. The ball gets out quickly and accurately on short and intermediate throws, and he's consistently accurate with quick throws when his feet are not perfectly set. Does a good job of using his eyes to move defensive backs, and can throw with anticipation. He also throws a nice deep ball that routinely hits his target in stride and maximizes yards-after-the-catch potential.

Weaknesses:

He struggles with turnovers, either forcing balls downfield when he shouldn't or holding the ball too long -- and too loosely -- in the pocket, leading to strip sacks. His accuracy suffers when on the move, even on throws he should make consistently. He's also not a runner; he can move inside the pocket to buy time but he's a more traditional pocket passer than runner.

Accolades:

  • 2021: Second-team All-MAC
  • 2020: First in FBS in yards per pass attempt (17.2) and third in passing efficiency
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Mid American West Standings

Team Conf Overall
6-2 9-5
6-2 9-4
5-3 7-6
4-4 6-7
4-4 7-6
4-4 8-5

2021 Passing

STATS CMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/G TD INT RATE
Regular Season 230 364 63.2 3277 252.1 23 6 156.4

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 208 lbs
Birthplace: Maryland Heights, MO
Class: Sophomore